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Being a Mudder℠ is all about taking on the obstacles in your life and the enormous sense of accomplishment that you feel when you overcome them.

In 2010 at the age of 42, author and motivational speaker, Doug Grady, was in a self-described “mud-life crisis.” He was out of shape, deep in debt, drinking heavily and had an overall cynical attitude toward all things life. “Typically when men have a midlife crisis, they go buy a Porsche and find a 20-year old girlfriend,” Doug laughs. “But those things require money, and I didn’t have that.”

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May 2, 2015 marks the five year anniversary of Tough Mudder’s very first event at Bear Creek ski resort in Pennsylvania. Needless to say, it’s been a wild, memorable, epic half-decade ride.

Watch how far we’ve come in a few short years, and then get caught up on your Tough Mudder history by visiting our Tough Mudder 5 Year Anniversary Page.

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They say you shouldn’t mess with perfection. Well we have a message for They: Oops. For 2015, our course designers have made some awesome updates to our signature Tough Mudder obstacles.

Here are some new-and-improved challenges you’ll encounter in 2015.

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Tough Mudder's 10-12 mile military-style obstacle course is about much more than overcoming on-course obstacles-- it's a chance for people around the world to test their fitness while bonding with friends and fellow Mudders and overcoming physical, mental and personal obstacles along the way. 

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Inspired by the events following 9/11, and officially founded in 2003, Wounded Warrior Project, Tough Mudder's official charity partner, began with the simple desire to provide comfort items to wounded service members at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Over the past decade, however, the organization has grown into a holistic rehabilitation initiative, assisting veterans in countless ways as they transition back into civilian life.

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By nature, Coach T. Mud is just a good ol' country mountain boy. But staying in the mountains wouldn't be so great for his newfound comfort zone-crushing philosophy would it?

In episode six of Coachified, Coach T. Mud takes a Mudder-sized bite out of the Big Apple in an effort to find what lies outside his comfort zone.

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Two weeks ago, during the great northeast snowshow, we challenged Mudders to capture their outdoor workout and upload it using #SnowMudder. We promised the winner a flight, hotel stay and entry to Tough Mudder Whistler 2015. While we got hundreds of hilarious submissions from Mudders nationwide, one Mudder boldly stood out from the rest.

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In 2014, more women took on Tough Mudder than any other year in TM  history. Inspired by their strength, commitment and ability to prove that “Mudder” knows no gender, we’re here to run down some of our most inspiring on-course photos of female Mudders this year.

Paying it Forward


A woman reaches down to help a fellow Mudder reach the summit of Pyramid Scheme at Tough Mudder SoCal.

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Heads up, Mudders. Throughout the entire mind-numbing 24 hours of World’s Toughest Mudder 2014, one of the world’s most grueling endurance races, Tough Mudder will be broadcasting live media updates right here on the Tough Mudder Blog. Updates will include standing recaps, participant interviews, obstacle highlights, prize giveaways, wild WTM-related stunts and more.

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July was a sizzling summer month of international celebrations and surprises. America turned 238. Joey Chestnut devoured 61 hot dogs in 10 minutes. Brazil lost a World Cup game...by six goals. And the worldwide fanfare surrounding Britain’s Commonwealth Games was at an absolute fever pitch.

Well maybe not the last part, but let’s face it--July kicked ass. And nowhere was that more apparent than on Tough Mudder courses, which shocked and soaked tens of thousands of Mudders across four countries.

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Name: Joe Perry

Age: 45

Occupation: Internet Service Provider

Hometown: Wallaceburg, Ontario

Headbands Earned: 14 (12 Tough Mudders, 2 World's Toughest Mudders)

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Think finishing World's Toughest Mudder as a team is glory in itself? Indeed it is, but this year we've partnered with Cellucor to kick things up a notch - okay - 100,000 notches. If you and your team of 4+ complete 100 miles or more at WTM 2015, we're giving you $100,000.

Read on about Jason Rulo's journey through WTM 2014 and hear about the trials and tribulations of what is undoubtedly THE WORLD'S TOUGHEST COURSE.

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Whether you’re training for a Tough Mudder or just looking to whip yourself into summer shape, trail running is one of the most rewarding hobbies you can pick up this season. 

So why should you step off the treadmill and get off your asphalt? Because trail running makes training more diverse, exciting, challenging and fun. Here are four reasons why.

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After her mother passed away from breast cancer, Chelsea Campbell, only a junior in high school, was called upon to take care of her mentally and physically handicapped sister, Alexis.

In a time when nothing in life seemed secure, the support of her local firehouse was the one constant in her life. So when the time came to rally a team for Tough Mudder 2015, choosing teammates for her dream team was a no brainer.

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Tough Mudder's 10-12 mile military-style obstacle course is about much more than overcoming on-course obstacles-- it's a chance for people around the world to test their fitness while bonding with friends and fellow Mudders and overcoming physical, mental and personal obstacles along the way.

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